57points

Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets

23points

Excedrin Tension Headache

Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
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Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets vs Excedrin Tension Headache

Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Excedrin Tension Headache

Why is Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets better than Excedrin Tension Headache?

  • Targets toothaches
    ?
  • 8 more pills in the box
    ?

    32vs24
  • 8mg more codeine content
    ?

    8mgvs0mg
  • Not linked to dizziness
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Why is Excedrin Tension Headache better than Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets?

  • 7 more consecutive days
    ?

    10vs3
  • Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
    ?
  • 65mg more caffeine content
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    65mgvs0mg
  • Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain
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  • Targets migraines
    ?

General info

1.maximum capsules daily

8

8

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
2.pills per box

32

24

A higher number of pills per box may imply that the product is more safe than others. Many painkillers are regulated so that a person may not buy more than a certain amount at any one time.
3.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
4.consecutive days

3

10

This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.
5.Is available over-the-counter
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Excedrin Tension Headache
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.

Composition

1.ibuprofen

0mg

0mg

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.
2.paracetamol

500mg

500mg

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.
3.aspirin

0mg

0mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
4.naproxen

0mg

0mg

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.
5.codeine

8mg

0mg

Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.
6.caffeine

0mg

65mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.

Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Excedrin Tension Headache
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Excedrin Tension Headache
Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.
3.Targets headaches
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Excedrin Tension Headache
The most common form of headache is a tension headache, and can be related to many triggers such as sleep deprivation, stress, eye-strain or hunger.
4.Targets muscular pain
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Excedrin Tension Headache
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
5.Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Excedrin Tension Headache
This medicine is recommended to alleviate the range of different symptoms associated with cold and flu.
6.diphenhydramine

0mg

0mg

Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.

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